Heather Martinez

Heather Martinez

Associate Director, Global Strategic Marketing, Microbiome

Heather Martinez received her PhD in Biomedical Sciences from the University of California, San Diego in 2007 and has a scientific background in subjects including microbiome research, molecular biology, cell biology and protein biochemistry. She was Associate Director of Marketing at MO BIO Laboratories, Inc. which was acquired by QIAGEN in 2015. Currently, Dr. Martinez is responsible for strategic marketing for QIAGEN’s microbiome portfolio.


Novel uses of the microbiome in forensic genetics: an interview with Celia Díez López

As a part of our microbiome research interview series, we spoke with Ms. Celia Díez López, a Ph.D. candidate from the Department of Genetic Identification, Erasmus Medical Centre Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Ms. Díez López is conducting research to identify novel uses of the human microbiome and other non-human components in forensic genetics. How did you… Read article →

Meet the Microbiome Researcher: Paula Lado

Summer is here in the northern hemisphere and tick season is upon us. While for many, this comes with no small amount of concern for tick-borne diseases, for Paula Lado tick season means opportunity. Her subjects are active again and her studies on ticks as vectors for infection turn to field work, approaching them where… Read article →


Cracking the microbiome-cancer connection: Meet Wadie D. Mahauad-Fernandez, PhD, postdoctoral oncological research fellow

The cutting edge of cancer research is finding connections between tumor growth and the composition of gut microbiomes. Wadie D. Mahauad-Fernandez, Ph.D., is a postdoctoral oncology fellow at Stanford University, in Stanford, Calif. He and his team are exploring how delicate interplay of chemicals produced by gut flora impact cancer and vice versa. How did… Read article →